steeking – a knitting thing

by kath_red on 02/02/2006

in knitting+crochet+yarn

I originally wanted to talk about the knitting olympics being organised by yarn harlot, but then when I checked in over there I noticed the picture of knitting with some lovely old scissors. Reading on I was intrigued by her discussing steeking and I had to look it up for myself.

yarnharlot-steeking

Basically steeking is cutting in armholes after you have knitted in the round. Knitty.com has a good tutorial on it written by wendy who also has a comprehensive knitting blog.

update:
misocrafty let me know about ‘see eunny knit’s‘ comprehensive steeking tutorials. (and misocrafty has an interesting turkish cast on tutorial)

Oh and back to the knitting olympics, crazy stuff, the rules:
Concept: You must cast on a project during the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics (Feb 10)- and finish before the Olympic flame goes out (Feb 26). That’s 16 days.
Lots of teams being formed: can’t keep track of them all – please leave a comment if you are or have formed a team and especially if your team has a group blog.

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